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What We Love

  • Great inhouse spa with large indoor pool for laps plus heated outdoor pool with bubble jets, and a thermal suite with saunas and cool rooms to try
  • The service is impeccable, from the butlers in tails who greet you to the room service
  • From a Feature Suite you'll be high up enough to get classic Bath views
  • The old Georgian part of the hotel, known as the North Wing, has soaring ceilings, aristocratic chandeliers and four-poster beds in some rooms
  • Feature Suites include a glass of champagne and canapes every evening, butler service and free parking

What To Know

  • Parking costs £5 (unless you're in a Feature Suite)
  • It’s not a young and trendy hotel and has some annoying old-school details like expensive phone call charges, marble bathrooms with bidet, and trouser presses
  • It’s on Sydney Road, a 15-minutes walk from the centre of Bath, which is lovely but you will need to walk or taxi into town
  • The main Vellore restaurant is huge – it is the old ballroom – and if the hotel isn’t full, eating here feels a bit strange

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Macdonald Bath Spa in Bath, you’ll be minutes from Sydney Gardens and The Holburne Museum. This 5-star hotel is close to Bath Abbey and Roman Baths.

Make yourself at home in one of the 129 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a hair salon, and wedding services.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. English breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Macdonald Bath Spa
Sydney Road
Bath, BA2 6JF United Kingdom

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 5311 Reviews
All Staff
Reviewed 23 hours ago

We stayed at Bath Spa on Easter weekend. Hotel is lovely as well Staff are amazing.

Special Thanks to Gaelle who booked the rooms for me.

Thanks to Leigh Johnson Restaurant Supervisor who look after us very well. She was always smiling. She was so helpful.

My wife had spa treatment and she was so happy to have treatment at Bath.

I can say overall everybody are very helpfull and amazing.

We will come back soon to have this lovely stay with these lovely staff.

My whole family enjoyed the stay at the hotel.

Somewhat a feel of luxury
Reviewed 2 days ago

I travelled here with my family in August.
First thing first. If you have a young family, I would suggest that this is not the place for you. The staff seemed tone deaf on the needs of parents. And let me tell you, those needs are usually specific, i.e. low or High aircon, lactose free milk, lactose extra milk, sugar free biscuits, extra sugar box biscuits, extra soft play, low noise, high noise, etc. It's a hard life!!
The establishment plays itself well to its core narrative....old school, British, classy, etc. This is the core MacDonald brand from what I gather.
You're a visitor and you feel that you have stepped into a deeper sense of heritage, attainable luxury and relaxation. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Somehow, I walked away feeling deprived....maybe because of the lacto free milk for my 4-year old :-/

Great hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed at the MacDonald Bath Spa for one night last week, the hotel is very nice, check in was swift and easy. The room was nice it had a balcony overlooking the spa, there was water bottles in the room s well as tea, coffee etc. The bed was very comfortable. All the staff were very polite and helpful, from check in to the bar and also for breakfast. The breakfast was very good, all made freshly to order. The gardens are very well kept, there is a very nice seating area outside near the bar, just be ware of the seagulls!!! they look like they are looking for targets. Would staty again when in Bath next.

Be aware of parking charges!
Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed here with my partner for the one night spa package deal
Overall the visit was good but the hotel let themselves down by charging their guests £15 to park your car in their own car park! I wasn’t made aware of this upon booking or checking in but was told by the receptionist that this is mentioned in their terms.
I think this utterly disgusting that any hotel guest who is staying overnight is charged for parking. I haven’t ever experienced this anywhere I’ve stayed before so this unfortunately leaves a sour taste in your mouth especially when you have spent enough on the booking!
I wouldn’t return again because of this which is a real shame!

Excellent service however grubby room
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked for three nights in a garden view room, which was nicely decorated and on the top floor of the hotel. The view was excellent but spoilt a little by stains on the windows which wouldnt come off. On the first evening we were disturbed by talking from next door. Our room had an adjoinging door to the adjacent suite. It offered no noise control at all and was no fault of the couple next door, they were talking normally. I phoned reception and asked if there was anything that could be done and were immediately upgraded to an apartment / suite in another building. The floor plan was three times as big with a living room area and a wet room which was great. However the general decoration needed much attention; the fabric blinds on the windows were stained and frayed at the bottom and one of the windows had a screw in it to stop it falling down. It needed some attention. If I had been paying for that I would have been disappointed. That said, the staff were exceptional, the linen was very clean and beds comfortable. Love the grounds and the hotel in general. Breakfast was cooked to order, hot and quick. The spa facilities were also very good. Great location as well. Didnt eat in the restaurant as we thought it pricey and a little too formal however that is subjective. Would I go again, yes I would.